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For some language courses, a year in Paris is usual. But if you're reading Arabic, you have to travel a little further afield, as Rosie Collington found out

Arsenal cut through red sea

Arsenal 2 Hartson 73, Parlour 88 Sunderland 0 Attendance: 38 ,016

Obituary:Dr Zoheir Khayat

In Greek legend Sisyphus was condemned forever to push a great rock up a hill. Each time he reached the top it fell back again to the bottom. This was the story of Dr Zoheir Khayat. Three times he built up a splendid medical practice; each time it was overcome by revolution.

True tale or great white lie?

Newspapers call this time of year "the silly season". It is actually an abbreviation for "the month for silly stories about the seas and things that live in them". So it was no surprise to read about the extraordinary adventure of a British holidaymaker rescued by dolphins after being attacked by a great white shark.

A life at the fillums

'I am a Brian de Palma title: Obsession,'r cent of the population aged seven and over went to the movies at least once last year. In this centenary year of the cinema, we celebrate the joys of cinemagoing

Trafalgar House clears decks

Three executive directors of Trafalgar House, the QE2 to construction group, are set to pick up a total of pounds 862,000 following their removal from the board yesterday.

Cunard in pounds 15bn fight with Egypt over reef

Cunard officials will meet Egyptian authorities tomorrow in an attempt to sort out a pounds 15 million compensation claim for damage to a coral reef in the Red Sea.

Cunard liner seized in pounds 15m dispute over reef

The Egyptian authorities have detained Cunard's liner Royal Viking Sun pending a pounds 15m compensation claim for damage to a coral reef in the Red Sea.

Divers to survey damaged liner

LOUISE JURY

Life returns to the world and to us

Kieron Conry, of the Catholic Media Office, continues our series of meditations for Holy Week with a consideration of the meanings concealed by the timing of the festival.

Top of the charts for '96

Vietnam is vieux jeu, Phuket passe, Burma's the next big adventure. Holidays, too, are subject to fashion's whims.

Red Sea mediation

Red Sea mediation

Battle over Red Sea islands

Sanaa - Yemen and Eritrea fought a fierce battle with warships and aircraft over disputed islands in the key Red Sea shipping lane. Yemeni military sources said Eritrean forces were firing at Yemeni positions on the Red Sea island of Greater Hanish from warships but have not landed yet.

Between the devil and the deep red sea

Helen Womack finds Russians desperate to do the right thing in an election with no clear leading candidates

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